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The record-breaking destruction of the North Bay fires has many experts questioning the way California determines fire risk.  It seems clear that stricter building codes will be required in high risk areas, but some say the current risk designations are outdated and need re-mapping. Penny Nelson, a host of KQED’s The California Report recently discussed the issue with KQED science reporter Lauren Sommer.

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Those affected by the North Bay fires will have the opportunity to enroll in Disaster CalFresh until Nov. 1.

Disaster CalFresh will provide  cash grants which can be used at participating food stores.

For in-person assistance, find your closest Sonoma County Economic Assistance office here.

California Update for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017
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• Total insured losses from California's October fires tripled over the past two weeks to $3.3 billion. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says insurance companies may rethink the coverage they offer in some areas.

• California gas and diesel taxes are higher Wednesday, under a law approved this past spring by the state Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. The tax hikes will raise several billion dollars a year for road repairs, public transit and other projects.

Today' reporting by Randol White and Ben Adler.

As the rainy season approaches, multiple state, regional and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of the recent wildfires on urban and rural communities. There are 617 streams in the areas affected by fire in Sonoma County. Drinking water is safe and continually monitored, but because the county’s natural watersheds filter drinking water, it is critically important that ash, debris and other pollutants are prevented from entering stream systems to the maximum extent possible.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with local, state and federal partners on the response to the Northern California fires. EPA is leading the survey, collection and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Sonoma and Napa counties. This work will allow other state and federal agencies to remove ash and other non-hazardous debris and the rebuilding process to begin. 

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The California Immigrant Guide, prepared by state agencies, has gathered helpful resources for residents affected by the North Bay fires. 

The guide links to resources such as Disaster CalFresh, for help with groceries, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, California Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Insurance.

Find these helpful resources, both in English and in Spanish here.

Bringing Nashville Home

Oct 31, 2017

I spent a week in Nashville last month for the Americana Music Conference, joining thousands of artists, record company bigwigs, publicists and other radio folk for dozens of showcases and panels.  I was lucky enough to sit down with several musicians for discussions on recording, writing and performing. All this week we will bring these to you.  Lukas Nelson, Iron and Wine, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, JD MCPherson Brent Cobband more-each morning on KRCB.

Ray Wylie Hubbard Joins Us Friday

Oct 31, 2017

Texas singer/songwriter and all around iconoclast Ray Wylie Hubbard visits us in Studio A this Friday.  Touring in support of his new release "Tell the Devil I'm Getting There as Fast as I Can", the self proclaimed smartass brings his skewed view of darkness and light to the NorthBay.  "You get to be my age (70) and you start thinking about morality. I hope God grades on a curve".

Ray Wylie will chat with Brian and play a tune or two this week.

California Update for Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
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• California law enforcement officials and crime victims groups filed a ballot initiative today Monday aimed at reversing what they see as ineffective criminal justice measures. Proponents of those measures point to a decrease in property crime rates in CA.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

   

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened two Local Assistance Centers (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).  

Please see the links below for a list of services available: 

 

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